March 3, 2022
Just when you think you have completed all the financial aid applications, your college financial aid office notifies you they need an IRS tax transcript.
The request is part of the verification process – something that any postsecondary institution offering federal financial aid must do. College and university financial aid offices are required to verify information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It's a method to ensure that federal financial aid is being distributed appropriately and fairly.
You can get the tax transcript by going to IRS.gov.
You can also visit the IRS.gov Frequently Asked Questions page for specific questions about the Get Transcript Online service. There are FAQs about getting a transcript both online and by mail.